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Malaysia’s Malacca Advantage
When China's Belt and Road Initiative was unveiled four years ago, Malaysia was among those expected to benefit substantially from the investments on offer and the potential cooperation opportunities.
29 March 2017
Mightiest of the Mighty Five Manufacturers
Amid a global shift in the manufacturing hierarchy, the Mighty Five cluster – Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam – is expected to assume an increasingly significant role.
22 March 2017
Light in the Export Tunnel
In its latest findings, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Export Index for the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), rose to 47.1, an increase of 13.4 from the fourth quarter of 2016, marking the biggest jump in recent years, although it remains below the watershed mark of 50.
14 March 2017
Mainland Banks Branch out to Hong Kong
Research from real estate services firm JLL has found that as some of the larger Western banks downsize their Hong Kong operations by relocating from their Central offices, space in the prime office market is quickly being filled by the growth of Chinese mainland financial institutions.
13 March 2017
Addressing Vietnam’s Supply Chain Shortfall
Vietnam's status as one of the fastest-growing Asian economies has largely been driven by the expansion of its manufacturing industries and, more specifically, by its burgeoning electronics sector.
1 March 2017
Collaborative Technology: Trade’s New Trend
Bankers’ projections, e-commerce players’ experiences and trade developments signal growing use of the latest online software and techniques to trade successfully.
23 Feb 2017
SME Support in Southeast Asia
Starting a business has never been easier in Malaysia, according to participants at the SME Solutions Expo last September in Kuala Lumpur.
20 Feb 2017
The second-largest economy in the 10-nation ASEAN community, Thailand also has the highest number of outside-ASEAN tourists, making it a solid international showcase for products and services from Hong Kong.
7 Feb 2017
Gateway to Free Trade
The future of global trade dominated proceedings at this year’s Asian Financial Forum (AFF), held 16-17 January, in Hong Kong.
27 Jan 2017
LinkedIn to Southeast Asia
Facebook is the undisputed social media leader in the B2C marketing sector across the ASEAN bloc, LinkedIn, however, is edging ahead as the B2B platform of choice.
25 Jan 2017
Seeing the Light
This year's Indo LED & Light Expo, held last October, saw the majority of domestic and overseas manufacturers largely optimistic about prospects in Indonesia's LED lighting sector.
17 Jan 2017
Global IPO Leader
Uncertainties such as the slow global economic recovery, Brexit, the presidential elections in the United States and rising interest rates led to a less-than-ideal worldwide fundraising climate, professional services firm PwC reports.
10 Jan 2017
By ASEAN standards, Indonesia has been a slow developer in terms of Internet penetration.
9 Jan 2017
Mobile Marketing in Myanmar
In 2013, only seven per cent of Myanmar's population owned a mobile phone.
28 Dec 2016
Forecast for Steady Trade in the New Year
Despite challenges facing the global economy, Hong Kong’s exports are expected to stabilise in 2017, with improvements in export value and volume compared to this year.
20 Dec 2016
Hong Kong has positioned itself as Asia’s premier Fintech hub for start-ups, accelerators, incubators and investors, with several leading Fintech companies already based in Hong Kong.
13 Dec 2016
Cashing in on Credit
ASEAN's rapid economic growth – together with its typically young and tech-savvy population and astounding rate of digital adoption – has seen e-commerce revenue across the region grow the fastest in the world.
6 Dec 2016
Business Friending in the Philippines
The Philippines is home to some of the world's keenest users of social media – particularly Facebook.
5 Dec 2016
Bringing Franchise Partners Together
Ever since American fast-food chain McDonald’s opened the first of its Hong Kong outlets in 1975, franchised operations have been a stalwart of the city’s SME landscape.
22 Nov 2016
Bucking the Global Trend
Global shipping may be in the doldrums, but participants at the 14th ASEAN Ports & Shipping 2016 tradeshow and conference in July were bullish about the future.
17 Nov 2016
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